7 – 9 April, 2021 | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory
Storytelling as Research:
Unsettling the Cultural Politics of Diversity through Filmmaking
◢ PROGRAM ◣
Please click on the Webinar titles for more info and the recordings.
WEBINAR 1 – Roundtable: Postmigrant Narratives I
April 7, 9-11 (PST)
- Robert Knight (New York): Strangers in a Strange Land (2019). A documentary on the Refugee Tales project and solidarity walk in the UK (https://www.refugeetales.org); Coming of Age: Growing Up in Utica, NY (2000). A documentary about a rust belt city in Central New York that has among the largest refugee population in the US.
- Hans Christian Post (Copenhagen): We are here (2017). A documentary film on postmigrant theatre and society in Denmark that features asylum seekers as artists.
- Max Czollek (Berlin): The Best Supper: From the Bubble to the Charts (2020). A film in the style of the postmigrant Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. It provokes a new Jewish-Muslim cultural core narrative of belonging that counter-acts against a hegemonic culture in Germany.
- Moderation: Moritz Schramm (SDU, Odense); Discussant: Christina Clark-Kazak (Ottawa U)
WEBINAR 2 – Public Talk: Postmigrant Narratives II
April 8, 11-12:30 (PST)
- Talk by Regina Römhild (Humboldt U, Berlin) : “Other Europes in Moments of Post-Otherness” as part of the Migration Center Lecture Series, co-sponsored by UBC Institute for European Studies and the Ziegler Lecture Series of the Dept. of CENES.
- Moderation: Markus Hallensleben (UBC)
WEBINAR 3 – Roundtable: Unsettling Narratives I
April 9, 9-11 (PST)
- Welcome by Mack Paul, Musqueam Indian Band
- Jules Arita Koostachin (UBC): KaYaMenta: Sharing Truths about Menopause (2020). A short documentary that weaves raw, funny, honest and intimate interviews of five Indigenous sisters, Dr. Anita Tannis and the documentarian as they delve into the mysteries of menopause. To humanize these experiences, they provide a personal understanding of menopause through an Indigenous women’s lens.
- Erin Goheen Glanville (UBC): Borderstory (2020). A multimedia documentary narrating the word ‘border’ as part of the Worn Words listening research project on refugee discourse.
- Discussant: Kirsten Emiko McAllister (SFU)
WEBINAR 4 – Roundtable: Unsettling Narratives II
April 9, 11:30-1 (PST)
- Ryan McMahon (Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory): Colonization Road (CBC, 2016) by Michelle St. John McMahon. A documentary about the history of road names in Ontario that addresses the discourses of decolonization and reconciliation in Canada.
- Peter Klein (UBC): Turning Points (2020). A documentary shorts series produced in collaboration with Indigenous storytellers in Yellowknife, NWT, on alcohol use, addiction, and healing.
- Discussant: Geraldine Pratt (UBC)